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Letters // 01.12.2011

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Miles (2011) listed the changes in the popu- lation of St Kilda Wrens Troglodytes troglodytes hirtensis, mainly since 1931, on the four main islands of the archipelago and in the village area…

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Recently, there has been a debate in some areas – notably David & Gosselin (2008), but also on certain internet forums – about the scientific name of the Willow Tit Poecile montana…

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Letters

Letters // 01.11.2011

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Michael Shrubb’s (2011) review of the histor- ical status of the Great Bustard Otis tarda in Britain very much follows our paper (Waters & Waters 2005) and we agree with most of…

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Letters

Letters // 01.09.2011

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It is well established that, in the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth, the prices paid by wealthy collectors for a single specimen of a British-taken rare bird could…

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There was an omission in the fine paper ‘Seabirds on Lundy’ (Brit. Birds 104: 139-158) when describing the fortunes of the former Northern Gannet Morus bassanus colony on the island. In 1938,…

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Letters // 01.05.2011

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Cypriots have been catching birds for at least half a millennium (Locke 1904), and for over a century the epicentre of this trade has been known to lie in the southeast of…

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On 31st January 2011, Frank Blackburn and I were photographing Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Yateley in Hampshire. The birds were feeding on Cotoneaster berries in their traditional winter habitat – a supermarket…

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Letters // 01.03.2011

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Combridge et al. (Brit. Birds 103: 673-675) challenged the case for the rejection of a pre- 1857 Wiltshire record of Hawk Owl Surnia ulula, and proposed three points for consid- eration prior…

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With reference to the announcement concerning changes to the English names that BB uses (in the January 2011 issue, Brit. Birds 104: 53), my views are probably known already (having reviewed Birds…

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Letters // 01.12.2010

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The recent paper describing the identifica- tion criteria of the eastern form of Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator niloticus (Rowlands 2010) also summarised the accepted Euro- pean records of this taxon. However, some…

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